'Halo 4' Art Director Kenneth Scott Joins Oculus VR
Image courtesy of: 343 Industries
Over the last few months, Oculus has been attracting top talent throughout the industry to join its growing company. Its latest addition to its high-profile roster of veteran game developers is the former art director of 343 Industries and id Software, Kenneth Scott.
According to a tweet sent out by Oculus, Scott will take the lead role as Oculus Art Director, and help build its 1st-party content team for the Oculus Rift.
Welcome Kenneth Scott (@superactionfunb), Oculus Art Director, formerly of 343 and id Software. Ken is building our 1st-party content team!— Meta Quest (@MetaQuestVR) May 13, 2014
Scott spent 10 years as art director for id Software, before becoming one of the founding members of 343 Industries, the developer of the highly-successful Halo franchise following Bungie’s split from Microsoft. He worked to establish the studio’s art department in 2008 and left his position at 343 in January this year to take on a remote position as a visual design consultant with the company.
Scott’s hiring comes a week after Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe said the company is considering the possibility of developing an MMO that can support one billion people. With Facebook now backing the virtual reality startup, the possibility of achieving this vision for “the largest MMO ever made” could certainly be possible in the future.